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Arrival
« on: November 13, 2016, 02:11:20 AM »

Anyone else see this?

Fucking fantastic.
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Re: Arrival
« Reply #1 on: November 13, 2016, 08:02:26 AM »

Going to see it today.

Do you see the aliens and is there much about?

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Re: Arrival
« Reply #2 on: November 13, 2016, 12:42:46 PM »

How many aliens does Jeremy Renner shoot with a bow?
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Re: Arrival
« Reply #3 on: November 13, 2016, 02:04:17 PM »

Going to see it today.

Do you see the aliens and is there much about?
Yes you see the aliens.
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Re: Arrival
« Reply #4 on: November 13, 2016, 06:40:09 PM »

Good movie with a nice twist.
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Re: Arrival
« Reply #5 on: November 14, 2016, 01:22:52 AM »

Reviews kinda made out it was slow & artsy....people expecting Independence Day but getting Contact instead.
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Re: Arrival
« Reply #6 on: November 14, 2016, 01:31:37 AM »

What about the trailers says Independence Day?
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Re: Arrival
« Reply #7 on: November 14, 2016, 03:13:57 AM »

What about the trailers says Independence Day?

I'm just referring to reviews saying people will be disappointed expecting an alien invasion, humans fight back scenario when the movie's actually more cerebral than action oriented.
The review I read made the ID comparison, I didn't.
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Re: Arrival
« Reply #8 on: November 14, 2016, 05:17:07 AM »

There's nothing in the trailer indicating that kind of movie. The people expecting that would be idiots.
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Re: Arrival
« Reply #9 on: November 14, 2016, 12:46:48 PM »

It makes sense that the aliens dont really have a concept of "time" persay, as in regard to space, time doesnt mean a lot.  Much like how the light we see from stars is old, and that star we see in the sky might not even be there anymore.

Basically time is a human construct and the aliens dont do time.
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Re: Arrival
« Reply #10 on: November 14, 2016, 01:19:11 PM »

I honestly never understood the concept that time is a human construct.

I mean nature works in timed patterns ( lunar cycles, seasonal & tidal changes, plant & animal growth...) so how can it be a human concept?

Surely documenting the phase it takes some thing to grow or change & then realising there's a consistent pattern that can be monitored & predicted can't really be deemed a construct?

I mean even the Vulcans understood the passage of time would see humans advancing in technology & knew the ideal time in history to make themselves known.
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« Reply #11 on: November 14, 2016, 03:03:38 PM »

If being can see fourth dimensionally, they could perceive all events in their life like a huge painting. To us, we see time play out as if watching the painting being completed for the first time... so we see a start, middle, and end to the process.

Someone seeing fourth dimensionally could still perceive cause and effect, but it their insight into the totality of ALL cause and effect across their lifespan would be nutso jibberish to us.
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« Reply #12 on: November 15, 2016, 01:24:38 AM »

But seeing cause & effect as a montage in one painting is still one singular timeline to one's actions.
The story depicted would still rely on a passage of time to show how events unfold.

It's not a What-If scenario if one chose different decisions at certain periods of one's life.
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Re: Arrival
« Reply #13 on: November 15, 2016, 03:05:00 AM »

They explained it pretty clearly in the movie.
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Re: Arrival
« Reply #14 on: November 15, 2016, 06:26:53 PM »

Who in their right fucking minds thought this would be anything like Independence day
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